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Guide to the Maurice Hamner Garland Papers MSS.1785

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Finding aid prepared by Donnelly Lancaster

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

2006

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:13-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Maurice Hamner Garland papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1785

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet photocopies

Dates:

1863-1865

Abstract:

Photocopies of letters, notebooks, and other documents created and received by Maurice Garland while serving in the Confederate Army.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of letters, notebooks, and other documents created and received by Maurice Garland while serving in the Confederate Army.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Maurice Garland papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of James M. Montgomery, 1986

Biographical/Historical note

Maurice Hamner Garland was the son of University of Alabama president Landon C. Garland and was a cadet at the University when the Civil War began. He served as Aide de Camp to his cousin Brigadier General Samuel M. Garland in Virginia until the latter's death in 1862. He was transferred to Mobile in 1863, where he worked with the engineer corps that designed and built the earthworks at Ft. Blakeley. He was captured by Union forces and interred as a prisoner of war at Ft. Gaines. Following the Civil War he became the first chancellor of Vanderbilt University.

Maurice Garland Box 6556